A Sandwich A Day: Grilled Chicken at Fredi Sandwich Bar

A Sandwich a Day

A new sandwich every day.

In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.


[Photo: Robyn Lee]

"This is French onion soup in a chicken sandwich," murmured Maggie, as we cut into the Grilled Chicken ($7.95) with Gruyere, caramelized onion, and creamy sweet honey mustard dressing. Everything present at this sandwich's roll call is sweet: there's nutty-sweet Gruyere, caramelized-sweet onion strips, and quite a bit (maybe a bit too much) spicy-sweet mustard. Despite being sandwiched in with such attention-grabbing condiments, the chicken is tender and moist—the unlikely hero of the sandwich. Fredi's is a fresh young thing on the Union Square scene, and the people there are still eager to please: I was offered a glass of water twice while waiting for a pick-up order. The counter-person seemed to be genuinely concerned about my lack of hydration. Go now, before the spirit of city indifference creeps in and takes hold.

Fredi Sandwich Bar

28 East 12th Street, New York NY 10003 (map) 212-242-0444